An Insider’s Guide to Las Vegas

An Insider’s Guide to Las Vegas

By Alice Newell-Hanson

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“Las Vegas’s Downtown is booming, and La Comida—the Mexican restaurant my husband, Michael, and I opened there last year—is where I start the evening with a shot or two of Casamigos Anejo. After, barhop down Fremont Street. Begin with La Comida’s neighbor Commonwealth, then hit Beauty Bar, The Griffin, Downtown Cocktail Room (‘DCR’ to locals), and Park on Fremont. Make a slight detour between saloons to the Instagram-ready Neon Boneyard, where iconic Las Vegas signs go to retire (book a night tour in advance).

The next day, cleanse yourself with a hike in the Springs Preserve—Vegas’s answer to Central Park, which has easy trails in the center
of town—or Red Rock Canyon, one of the best climbing destinations in the world and just a 20-minute drive from the Strip. The reward for reaching the top of Turtlehead Peak is a spectacular view of the entire valley.”

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